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Albert Schweitzer was also a doctor who founded a hospital in Lambaréné in French Equatorial Africa.
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|Edvard Grieg died September 4, 1907 in Bergen Norway.
Grieg was born in Bergen, Norway June 15, 1843. He came from a musical family. His mother was his first piano teacher.
In the summer of 1858, Grieg met the legendary Norwegian violinist Ole Bull, who was a friend of the family and Gesine's brother-in-law. Bull noticed the 15-year-old boy's talent and persuaded his parents to send him to further develop his talents at the Leipzig Conservatory.
|1824 - Anton Bruckner, Austrian organist and composer, was born in Ansfelden
1965 - Albert Schweitzer, Alsatian theologian, missionary, organist and Bach scholar, died.
1991 - Dottie West, country singer and Grammy winner, died at the age of 58.
1996 - First performance of Steven Mackey's Lost Found for orchestra. San Francisco Symphony, Michael Tilson Thomas conducting.
1999 - First performance of Philip Glass's score to accompany the classic 1931 Tod Browning horror film Dracula starring Bela Lugosi. Kronos Quartet at Telluride, CO.
|Grieg entered the conservatory when he was 15. Having started composing when he was just 9, Grieg used his four years there to further develop his composing and performing skills.
For a time Grieg lived in Copenhagen. While there he met his future wife, and incidentally his cousin, Nina Hagerup. She was a singer. She became the inspiration for many of Grieg's works. She was also one of the great vocal interpreters of her husband's songs.
Moving to Oslo in 1866, Grieg worked as a private teacher and conductor. He was a co-founder of a Music Academy there, but the effort prved to be very short-lived. In 1869 and 1870 Grieg lived in Rome, where he met and was greatly encouraged by pianist/composer Franz Liszt. In 1871, Grieg founded a concert society, called "Musicforeningen," and became its first conductor.
In the year 1874, he was awarded the annual artists' grant from Stortinget (the Norwegian national assembly). He conducted the "Harmonien Music Society" in Bergen from 1880-1882, then spent some time abroad.
In 1884-85, he built the villa, "Troldhaugen" ("The Troll's Hill"), six miles south of Bergen. Throughout his later years Grieg was a traveling ambassador for his own music, (the most famous pieces being In the Hall of the Mountain King, Peer Gynt) appearing before enthusiastic audiences throughout Europe.
Grieg died in Bergen, September 4, 1907. His wife lived until 1935. Upon her death "Troldhaugen" was converted to a Grieg museum, and is now a major tourist attraction..
|We read below about Albert Schweitzer, musician and theologian. He was an artist and evangelist. Can You Guess how else Schweitzer helped the people of Africa?
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